'THE LYRICS: 1956 TO THE PRESENT' out November 2nd
In this extraordinary book, with unparalleled candour, Paul recounts his life and art through the prism of 154 songs from all stages of his career.
Edited and Introduced by Paul Muldoon
Published 2nd November, 2021
Classical - Paul McCartney / EMI Classics
Album Release Date: 18.Oct.1999
Released just one month after the release of his all-out rock and roll album Run Devil Run, Working Classical was another example of Paul re-contextualising his back catalogue, this time in an orchestral setting. Familiar songs include ‘My Love’ and ‘Maybe I’m Amazed’. But the album also saw Paul introduce some new pieces, such as ‘Spiral’ and ‘Midwife’, working alongside the London Symphony Orchestra and the musicians and arrangers Richard Rodney Bennett and Jonathan Tunick. The wordplay of the album's title was a way of making clear that despite his lofty ambitions, Paul was still a man of the people and hadn't forgotten where he came from. Once again, the album was a huge success in the classical charts.
Produced by John Fraser
Executive Producer: Paul McCartney
Balance Engineer: Arne Akselberg
Editors: Paul Baily, Caroline Haigh
Technical Engineers: Keith Smith, Eddie Klein
Mastered by: Steve Rooke
All tracks published by MPL Communications Ltd except tracks 7, 8, 13 published by Northern Song